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Dual moving coil stereo cartridge with Special Line Contact stylus
Since its introduction more than 30 years ago, Audio-Technica’s pioneering moving coil OC9 cartridge series has been prized by demanding vinyl listeners and professional critics alike for its musical transparency, expression of sound and precise construction. Special Line Contact as featured in our flagship ART1000, this diamond profile offers the ultimate in accurate sonic reproduction with a sense of space and realism to all instruments that few other configuration can achieve.
- Features Nude Special Line Contact stylus and boron cantilever with accurate tracking ability and high transient response
- A neodymium magnet and permendur yoke provides dramatically increased magnetic energy
- Threaded inserts in the cartridge body enable the cartridge to be mounted on to the headshell or integral tonearm with just two screws – no nuts required
- Aluminium body minimizes unwanted vibration for reduced resonance and a superior audio reproduction
- Pure Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting process (PCOCC) is used for the coils to achieve pure signal transfer
|Mounting||1/2” centers / Threaded inserts|
|Frequency Response||20 - 50,000 Hz|
|Channel Separation||28 dB (1 kHz)|
|Output Channel Balance||0.5 dB (1 kHz)|
|Output Voltage||0.4 mV (@ 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)|
|Vertical Tracking Angle||20 degrees|
|Vertical Tracking Force Range||1.8 to 2.2 g (standard 2.0 g)|
|Stylus Shape||Special Line Contact|
|Stylus Size||1.5 x 0.28 mil|
|Stylus Construction||Nude rectangular shank|
|Cantilever||0.28 mm Ø nude boron|
|Coil Impedance||12 Ohms (1 kHz)|
|Coil Inductance||25 μH (1 kHz)|
|DC Resistance||12 Ohms|
|Static Compliance||22 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne|
|Dynamic Compliance||18 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz)|
|Wire Used for Coil||PCOCC (Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting process.)|
|Recommended Load Impedance||Min 100 Ohms|
|Cartridge Weight||7.6 g|
|Dimensions||17.3 (H) x 16.8 (W) x 25.7 (L) mm|
|Accessories Included||1 non magnetic screw driver |
4 pairs of mounting screws: 5mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm
1 plastic protector
Trusted by industry professionals
Whether it’s on the boardroom table, the stage or in the studio, Audio-Technica products are trusted time and again by industry professionals looking for reliable, lovingly developed audio products for all budgets.
It’s Audio-Technica’s commitment to innovation, customer service and meticulous design that ensure professionals turn to us to provide solutions in conferencing, houses of worship, broadcasting, live sound, recording studios and beyond.
50 Years of Devotion to music
For over 50 years Audio-Technica has worked alongside leading figures in sports and music broadcast to develop and hone a range of products that deliver on the highest level.
Audio-Technica have developed and delivered products to power the Grammys, World Cup, Super Bowl, Commonwealth Games as well as every Summer and Winter Games from Atlanta 1996 to Sochi 2014.
A Legacy in Innovation
Founded in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita, Audio-Technica positioned itself immediately as a leader in the manufacture and design of innovative audio products.
Its expertise in innovation quickly spread to various new fields and led to the development of tone arms, microphones and headphones. Audio-Technica soon became a benchmark in those fields. Making history.
A self-made man and audiophile, Hidéo Matsushita was the former Director of the Tokyo Museum of Modern Art. It all started in his workshop, with the hand crafting of stereo cartridges. 50 years later, Audio-Technica has become a global leader in audio innovation.
A Passion for Listening
Humility, passion, creativity and expertise in sound are the core values behind Audio-Technica’s legacy, greatly inspired by its founder - whose imprint on the company’s philosophy is still felt today.
Audio-Technica’s passion for listening evolved in the 70’s, when it started designing headphones, building upon a legacy in innovation, meticulous engineering and artistic design.
Today, Audio-Technica’s audio products have become globally synonymous with consistently high sonic performance paired with impeccable build construction and artistic design.
One Year Limited Warranty
All Audio-Technica products come with a one year warranty as standard meaning you can enjoy your product safe in the knowledge that you’re covered.
All Audio-Technica products purchased from Audio-Technica Europe are guaranteed for one year from the date of purchase to be free of defects in materials and workmanship. In the event of such defect, the product will be repaired or replaced without charge*.
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